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Labiaplasty

Treatment Time 1 Hour Patient Downtime 1-2 Weeks Treatment Series 1 Procedure Type Outpatient

WHAT IS A LABIAPLASTY?

Labiaplasty is the scientific name for the procedure commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation. After childbirth, the labia tend to become enlarged and elongated and may not snap back to their previous position as much as you might like. Aging and other health issues can also result in enlarged or elongated labia. This condition may be aesthetically undesirable and may also cause pain and hygiene issues. A labiaplasty corrects this problem, helping restore your vagina to a more natural shape. If you are interested in scheduling a labiaplasty, please contact Illuminate for a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault at our Palo Alto office.

UNDERSTANDING THE LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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HOW DOES A LABIAPLASTY WORK?

A labiaplasty is a relatively short and simple procedure in which the doctor surgically reduces the excess tissue of the labia. He then evens out the edges of the labia minora and stitches the incised area with dissolving sutures. Once the procedure is complete, that excess labial tissue will not return, although the remaining tissue could stretch out again if you have another child. Because this surgery is relatively fast, some patients take this opportunity to combine labiaplasty with other procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, or liposuction.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A LABIAPLASTY?

You will come to our Palo Alto office where our AAAASF surgery center is located so that Dr. Boudreault can perform the procedure. No general anesthetic is required. Dr. B will complete the entire procedure using a local anesthetic and the whole process should be done in about an hour. You may experience some discomfort after the operation, but this discomfort is usually easily handled with standard painkillers or ice packs. Once the procedure is complete, you can go home. The stitches should dissolve within a week or two.

HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME?

Full recovery from a labiaplasty is about a week, after which the sutures should have dissolved. However, you can shower the day after your labiaplasty, and you should be able to return to work only three or four days after the procedure is complete. It is recommended that you abstain from sexual intercourse for at least six weeks after the procedure has been completed. If you feel that you would prefer professional postoperative care subsequent to your labiaplasty, we can recommend the fine professionals at Soros Concierge Nursing Overnight Care for this purpose.

WHAT DOES A LABIAPLASTY TREAT?

A labiaplasty is designed to treat the elongated or enlarged labia that may result from childbirth or the effects of aging or other health issues. In addition to helping to improve hygiene, having a vaginal rejuvenation procedure can improve functionality in the area and restore self-confidence. During your consultation, Dr. B will review your specific situation with you and help you determine if a labiaplasty is the right procedure for you, as well as what you can expect as a result of the procedure.

HOW SOON WILL I SEE RESULTS FROM A LABIAPLASTY?

You should see the results of your labiaplasty immediately. While there may be some soreness or swelling, the results will be obvious, and by the time that swelling has faded and the sutures have dissolved, about a week or two, the appearance of the area will be virtually identical to the way it was before the enlarging or elongating of your labia occurred, with effectively no evidence that a procedure was performed at all other than your new, rejuvenated appearance.

HOW MUCH DOES A LABIAPLASTY COST?

The typical average cost of a vaginal rejuvenation procedure is $4000 to $6000. The value of being able to wear your favorite swimsuit or yoga pants again is incalculable. If you wish to spread out your labiaplasty payments over time, as many of our patients do, we are happy to recommend credit services like CareCredit and Alphaeon. These services have effectively offered many of our patients the convenience of easy monthly payments for their labiaplasty or other cosmetic surgery procedures. Many of our patients will choose to apply for credit cards with longer terms at 0% interest, so you can enjoy your results soon without the immediate financial burden upfront.


“I had my Brazilian Butt Lift in 2017 with Dr. Boudreault and I couldn’t be any happier with my results. My butt and hips look SO natural – my only regret was not doing it sooner!”*

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“The day after my surgery when the garment came off, I almost cried. Dr. B exceeded my expectations and gave me an even BETTER body than I had imagined.”*

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